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Wyoming Seminary STEM School to feature lecture on sustainable agriculture

August 27. 2013 5:35PM
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The Louis Maslow STEM School at Wyoming Seminary will present a lecture titled “The Science and Craft of Sustainable Agriculture” on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecturer will be Justin Naylor, a member of the mathematics and Latin faculty and a local restaurateur. He will discuss organic farming and sustainable agriculture and will examine the historic development of agriculture, current understanding of the chemical, biological and physical properties of soil, the craft of farming and the reasons why people become farmers. He will answer questions from the audience at the conclusion of his presentation.

Naylor has taught Latin and mathematics at Wyoming Seminary since 2007. In addition to his teaching, he and his wife, Dillon, are the proprietors of Old Tioga Farm in Stillwater, where they grow organic vegetables for twenty-five subscribing families and operate a fine dining restaurant on the first floor of their 19th century farmhouse. Naylor’s varied interests are connected through his love of Italy, ancient and modern, and his desire to grow and prepare local, nourishing food for his family and customers.

This lecture is part of a monthly series presented by the Louis Maslow STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) School at Wyoming Seminary and developed by Rachel Bartron, STEM School director. The lectures are intended to show the integration and application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics across disciplines and within society. For more information contact Bartron at rbartron@wyomingseminary.org or visit the STEM Web page at www.wyomingseminary.org.

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